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6.11.05

South Boston Speedway will host Sprint Night on Saturday, June 11

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — South Boston Speedway will return to action Saturday night, June 11, for the running of the Sprint Night program.

Racing action will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

The featured attraction of the evening will be an event for the competitors in the Barkhouser Late Model Stock Car Division.

All eyes remain focused on the battle for the track championship in the Late Model Stock Car ranks. Three-time winner Drew Herring motored to a third-place finish last weekend on the four-tenths mile oval and seized the championship point lead in the process. He and Peyton Sellers entered competition last weekend deadlocked atop the standings.

Herring now has a slim six-point advantage over Sellers, who finished sixth last weekend, in the chase for the championship at America's Hometown Track. In addition, Herring is now ranked second in the Division I point standings for the Division 1 championship in the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series. Frank Deiny, Jr. currently holds the lead position in the Division I standings.

Sellers, who has five wins at South Boston Speedway this season and seven overall victories, was the Division I points leader prior to last weekend, however, a driver must be atop the point standings at his designated home track in order to contend for NASCAR's Division 1 and national championships.

Rounding out the top five contenders in the Late Model Stock Car Division championship chase are Jonathan Cash in third, Brandon Butler in fourth and Ryan Rhodes in the fifth slot.

Those drivers and many more of the top contenders in the Division 1 are expected to be on hand Saturday night for Sprint Night. Deac McCaskill, who claimed a victory last weekend at South Boston, has indicated he will return this week and many believe last weekend's runner-up Tony McGuire will also be on hand again this week.

A tight race for the Limited Sportsman Division champion will also resume Saturday night at South Boston Speedway. Jonathan Bailey owns the lead in the Limited Sportsman Division title chase, however, Justin Snow scored a victory last weekend and is now just 16 points away from first place.

Consistent top-three performer Tommy Peregoy, along with Andrew Perry and Brian Pembleton round out the top five drivers in the point standings for the Limited Sportsman Division.

Rounding out Saturday's racing action will be events for the Grand Sportsman Division and the touring INEX Legends Series.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 1 p.m. and practice for all divisions will be held from 2:15 p.m. until 4 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get the green flag at 5 p.m. as well.

Adult admission for the race will be $8 up to 6:30 p.m. and $10 after that. Youth, ages 10-15, will be admitted for $5 and children under the age of 10 will be admitted free with a paid adult.

For more information about South Boston Speedway, phone the speedway at 434-572-4947 or 1-877-440-1540.

Media Contacts:
Tim Chandler
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947
Email: info@southbostonspeedway.com

 

 


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